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Snape
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Change different Element Positions OnSelect?!

Hello,

 

I have a Dropdown with a + Icon and if a User click on that Icon, I want to make a new textfield appear.

But also I want to change positions of some Labels and other textfields and I have no Idea how to do that,

because I can't find any information for that. 

 

So when I click on that + Icon, I want to switch the X and Y Position of another label for example.

How can I do that? 😅

 

Best regards

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SharePointJB
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Hi @Snape,

 

To achieve this you would need to create variables (local or global) and use them for the X & Y values of the labels. You can then update these variables and this would move the labels accordingly.

 

As an example you can add this code to the "On Visible" property of your screen:

UpdateContext({varX:100});UpdateContext({varY:100})

and then set the label X property to varX and the Y property to varY. You could then use the OnSelect of a button/dropdown to change these variables again with some UpdateContext functions (or Set if you want global variables).

 

You can then either make different variables for each label or base the other labels off the location of the first one so they all move together.

 

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SharePointJB
Resolver II
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Hi @Snape,

 

To achieve this you would need to create variables (local or global) and use them for the X & Y values of the labels. You can then update these variables and this would move the labels accordingly.

 

As an example you can add this code to the "On Visible" property of your screen:

UpdateContext({varX:100});UpdateContext({varY:100})

and then set the label X property to varX and the Y property to varY. You could then use the OnSelect of a button/dropdown to change these variables again with some UpdateContext functions (or Set if you want global variables).

 

You can then either make different variables for each label or base the other labels off the location of the first one so they all move together.

 

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Snape
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Thanks for your help. I am working with containers and when I add those variables at the main screen "on visible" I can insert the variable names in X and Y of the element. This works. But the position of the element is always at the top left and doesn't move after I inserted the variables. No matter what position number I am trying to insert at the beginning like 300 instead of 100. ^^

When I try to use the UpdateContext command again with OnSelect and other numbers it still doesn't change the position.

 

SharePointJB
Resolver II
Resolver II

Ah ok these literal positions won't work the same with the vertical/horizontal containers (which I am guessing you are using). Would it be possible to include a screenshot to show where you are trying to move the elements from -> to?

Snape
Frequent Visitor

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Sorry for censorships, but there are some information which might be sensitive :d  

I tried it at a normal textfield. It's just hanging in the corner at the top. No matter which numbers I use.

SharePointJB
Resolver II
Resolver II

Within a normal container utilising a variable for the X and Y values should work but the X/Y is in relation to the container itself (i.e. if the container is at X:100,Y:100, the text label inside with value of X:0,Y:0 will sit at the top left of the container which is X:100,Y:100 of the screen)

 

One other thing to ask have you clicked off the screen and back on to trigger the OnVisible property to fire? If needed you might need to create a blank screen in the editor so you can click off the scr1_Home screen in your example. I like to drop a text label on with the values of varTestX/varTestY in so I can confirm they have been set etc.

 

Snape
Frequent Visitor

Okay it was just a bug or something like that. OnVisible only works, if I select another screen in the PowerApp and going back to the screen, where I entered the code.... very strange 😂... Power Platform seems to be very fiddly...

 

So now it works, thanks!

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